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Mega Millions $540 million jackpot has been won—Focus shifts to the US Powerball

Mon 11 Jul 2016, By Jerry Westford
Mega Millions $540 million jackpot has been won—Focus shifts to the US Powerball

Last Friday the $540 million Mega Millions jackpot bubble was finally burst when a player from Indiana matched the winning numbers. The jackpot made history as the third biggest Mega Millions jackpot and the 7th largest US lottery jackpot in history.

Just before Friday’s draw, a surge in ticket sales took the jackpot from an impressive $508 million to the final total of $540 million.

Now that your chance to win a half a billion dollar jackpot has gone, you might be wondering what to play next.

Look no further than the US Powerball.  With no winner emerging from the last draw the jackpot has now reached $311 million. That’s enough to make anyone want to get their hands on a ticket for Wednesdays draw. And when ticket sales go up—so does the jackpot. Whether it will reach the half a billion dollar mark remains to be seen, but it appears that big jackpots are starting to become the norm, rather than the exception.

If you’re worried that the increase in ticket sales will hurt your chances of taking home a life-changing jackpot—don’t be. Even as more people rush to their nearest store or hop online to get their Powerball tickets, your odds of winning never change. There are some things you can do to make the draw go in your favour though. Just make sure you choose numbers from across the field and you’ll improve your odds. That’s because so many people like to play a birthday or anniversary. But that eliminates all the numbers from 32 – 69.

While the latest Mega Millions winner has yet to claim their prize, don’t let that happen to you if you win the US Powerball jackpot. Get your lottery tickets online and you’ll be notified instantly if you choose the winning numbers.